Undermanned 3rds Survive First Half Scare, Down PSA 33-18

On Wednesday, February 13th, the Hyde School Wolfpack 3rds team took on the Mustangs of Putnam Science, dominating the second half of the game to ultimately win the contest 33-18. The Mustangs came ready to avenge their first loss of the season to the Wolfpack by employing a new defensive scheme. Putnam Science’s defensive shift created some confusion on offense for Hyde which forced unnecessary turnovers and bad shots. However, the Wolfpack weathered the storm and took a one point lead into halftime. After a true “tale of two halves,” the Boys began to play sound fundamental offense and defense to break the game open on a 10-0 scoring run. Putnam Science struggled to capitalize on offensive opportunities in the second half, ultimately failing to keep up with Hyde.

Notable efforts throughout the game were Drew Handley ’14, Kevin Ge ’15, and Dumisani Samuels ’16. Drew continued his offensive and defensive prowess with another impressive double-double. Kevin ran point for the majority of the contest and found his open teammates in the second half to help put the game away. Dumo provided an extra offensive spark off the bench with seven points. A shorthanded roster allowed some reserve players to earn quality time on the floor. Hyde will be playing St. Andrews next week on February 21st.